Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

In his final resting place

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Pavol Hudak honored

No one even knew the empty grave site in the back of Calvary Cemetery in North Catasauqua belonged to Pavol Hudak.

Then Mary Valek, a great-granddaughter, took a trip to Slovakia in 2007.

“I was asking the people of our little village in Lendak where some of the relatives were buried. They said that Pavol was buried in Pennsylvania,” Valek said.

That started a search that ran through Ellis Island, and finally Harrisburg, where she found his death certificate.

Staying behind bars

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Superior Court panel affirms Royce Atkins’ prison term for death of Sheckler student

A hit-and-run driver, whose car struck and killed a 9-year-old boy in 2015 as he crossed Schoenersville Road, will stay behind bars for at least four years.

A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court July 20 affirmed a four- to 10-year sentence imposed by President Judge Michael Koury Jr. against Royce Atkins, now 25, for failing to stop after his blue 2007 MazdaSpeed struck Darious Condash, a fourth-grade student at Sheckler Elementary School.

Race St. bridge work delayed again

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

PennDOT questions span’s ability to support traffic during original plan

With yet another delay posted at the Race Street bridge, the latest notice stalls the bridge closing until Aug. 8. Borough Manager Stephen Travers addressed some of the concerns at Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session July 30.

The original concept was to keep traffic moving along Race Street during construction. The plan closed one side of the bridge to make repairs and then addressed the other side. The timeline was to complete the bridge in March 2019.

A couple of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation engineers began closely examining the details.

Bike wash at Fossil’s benefits local animal rescue groups

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On July 15, Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St., Catasauqua, put on one of its three fundraisers for Peaceable Kingdom, Whitehall, and Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab (FURR), Stewartsville, N.J. The bikini bike wash is traditionally well attended, but this year, a passing storm poured rain into the parking lot before the event.

“I wasn’t too worried; it’s a good cause, and I said a few prayers,” said Jacki Hartford, who owns the popular club with her husband, Carl.

The skies turned blue at the opening bell, and bikers rolled into the parking lot.

Sheriff’s office implements canine program for county

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.